“Once Enemies, U.S. and Taliban Find Common Ground Against ISIS,” a typical headline read.

General McKenzie, who had made the original dirty deal that put Kabul under Taliban control, praised them as “partners” who had made a “very good effort” to “secure the airport”.

Apart from that one suicide bombing that killed eleven of his Marines.

Biden awkwardly claimed that “ISIS-K, an archenemy of the Taliban, people who were freed when both those prisons were opened” posed a threat while neglecting to mention that the Taliban had opened the prison and that one of those prisons had been abandoned by Biden.

The dream of an alliance with the Taliban against ISIS-K ran aground when the Taliban condemned Biden’s airstrikes targeting the Jihadist group. A Taliban…